PennDOT Launches Route 26/Route 45 Intersection Project Web Page

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched a webpage for the Route 26/Route 45 project near State College and encourages the public to check the site for regular updates. The site can be found on the District 2 Construction Projects page.

By realigning the intersection, adding a traffic light, overhead lighting, and turning lanes, PennDOT expects better traffic flow, safer turning maneuverability in all directions, and reduced congestion during high traffic events in the area.

Work on the project began in early March and includes constructing turning lanes, widening the carriageway and realigning the carriageway. Work also includes drainage improvements, installation of guide rails, permanent traffic lights and miscellaneous features. The project will also replace the existing concrete bridge with a single-span box girder bridge.

Currently, work is continuing on the construction of a temporary roadway to provide two-way traffic for most of the project. Charles C. Merlo Inc. or Mineral Point, PA is the contractor for this $5 million project, which is expected to be completed by mid-November.

Motorists can check conditions on major roads by visiting The 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to over 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Central, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423

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